07/11/2014 16:38 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Watch As Hockey Team Makes A Young Fan's Day (Video)


A young hockey fan gets a fist bump from every member of the Boston Bruins squad in this adorable video.

As if getting ringside seats to a professional hockey game wasn't enough of a treat, players from NHL side the Boston Bruins made eight-year-old Liam Fitzgerald's day by fist-bumping him one after the other.

The youngster, kitted out head to toe in the black and yellow strip of his favourite team, gets fist-bump from every one of his idols as they head back into their dressing room after a pre-game warm-up.

Even better, the team went on to beat the Florida Panthers 2-1!

Liam's backstory makes the video of his amazing day out all the more touching. Born with Down's Syndrome, he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia aged four, and battled the disease for three and a half years before finally being declared cancer-free.

It is not the first time that the Bruins have helped brighten Liam's day. After he dressed up as his idol, Bruins defender Adam McQuaid, for Halloween last year, the Bruins worked with the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress to get Liam tickets to a game as McQuaid's guest of honour.

The cute video of Liam's latest visit was uploaded to Youtube on Wednesday by Robert Söderlind, who runs a Youtube channel dedicated to hockey, and now has over 1.6 million views.

"I can tell you they are the nicest group of guys," his mum Christine said of the Bruins. "The fact that they are these big, tough hockey players who take the time to talk to him. He just beams from ear to ear."